First of all, thank you. To everybody who waited in line for a Daily Tar Heel last week, who came back the next day after we ran out, who brought us exact change — thank you. Championship week was so much fun, and seeing everybody’s enthusiasm for the DTH made all of our hard work entirely worthwhile.
Along with the rest of the DTH staff, I spent a significant portion of last week working the sales table in the lobby of our office, handing out papers to a seemingly never-ending line of patient and loyal folks. Meeting people who cared enough about the DTH to stand in line was the highlight of my week.
Later in the week, I loved seeing how many people paused on their way out of the office with a championship paper to pick up that day’s paper. We do make one every day, and at least 80 percent of the effort and stress that went into Tuesday’s edition goes into every DTH you see around campus.
Not every week is going to be championship week, and that’s OK — our hearts couldn’t take the stress of watching the game over and over, and our bodies couldn’t survive on so little sleep for long.
But I would love to see even a piece of the community we created during championship week stick around.